Schachner, Rudolf Joseph
German composer and pianist; born in Munich. Studied first with Mme. von Fladt, and from 1837 to 1838 with J. B. Cramer, one of the most famous pupils of Clementi. He played in Vienna in 1842, also in Paris, and was heard at the Gewandhaus in Leipsic. In 1853 he settled in London as a teacher. Later he went to Vienna, and finally returned to his native city, Munich. Schachner composed an oratorio, Israel's Return from Babylon, which achieved considerable popularity in England. He also wrote two concertos; a Phantasiestuck; some choral pieces and compositions for the piano.